Now that we're getting veggies from the farm (for a few weeks, anyway), a trip to the grocery store gives me the chance to pick up anything I need to fill in the "holes" for my meal plan. Also, it's an opportunity to take advantage of the best sales. Here's what I'll be picking up this weekend at Safeway.
Whole ham - $0.97/lb. The last time we bought one of these, we had it at Christmas. Since then, I've been using portions saved in the freezer for pizzas and casseroles. Since that ham is now gone, this is perfect timing for us to stock up!
Folger's coffee - $5.99/29 oz. This price is better than Costco's regular price, so I'll buy a few for the panty.
Pineapples - $1.97 each. This is a good price, and we love fresh pineapple for fruit smoothies, snacks, and pizzas. Some of it will go into the freezer, depending on how much the boys eat :)
Campbell's Cream of mushroom soup - $0.99 ea plus a coupon for $1 off two makes them $0.49 each! These are great to have on hand for those times when you're meal plan has made a detour, and you need a recipe that's inexpensive and quick. I also keep these kinds of food on hand for as part of our emergency preparedness plan.
These are based on our California ad (3/31-4/6), which may or may not be similar to the Safeway, Vons, Dominicks, Genuardis, Pavilions, Carrs, Tom Thumb or Randalls ad in your area. Click the link of your local store; then enter your zip code to get for the circular for your local store!